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Can someone help me identify this type of fennel / aniseed?

This plant grows in large amounts near where I live, and I want to learn more about it. It smells very good and I would like to know what its possible uses are. I believe it is a type of aniseed or ...
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Can I use swimming pool water to water plants and vegetables?

Some family of mine has a small surface swimming pool for kids Itś still 5000lt of water. Now that summer is ending I would like to remove it and put it inside. I dont want to waste water. This is ...
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Coleus - annual or 'tender' perennial?

So I picked up a couple of mid-sized Coleus plants (a 'Ruby Dreams' and a 'Dream Catcher') from the local nursery today. I plan to put them in a shady area which gets indirect light for a few hours a ...
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Something is killing my snakegourd plants

My plant's leaves are developing yellow, black, and dry spots all over. The flowers are also drying up before becoming the vegetable itself. There are ants nearby but I don't think ants do this type ...
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What kind of ornamental grass is this?

This grew from an "Ornamental Grasses" seed mix here in Germany. It have never seen a similar plant around here. Which species is it?
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Connecticut woodland plant with sticky seeds and stems

This plant was found in woodland in Connecticut, in the northeastern USA. It is about 2.5 feet tall (75 cm) and has a string of seed heads the size of small capers growing along a single stem. The ...
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What is this tree from Thailand with medicinal properties?

Please help me identify a tree located near Si Sa Ket Thailand. The bark is used as a medicine. Used by local traditional healers. Unfortunately they do not know the name of the tree. Many things are ...
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Do Golden Pothos need a day/night cycle?

My office has quite a few Golden Pothos and they are beautiful! I am wondering: how many hours of light do these plants need per day in an indoor environment? To go along with that I know that some ...
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Why are my Meyer lemon's leaves yellowing and falling off?

I purchased a 1-2 year old Meyer lemon. We keep it indoors and it was doing great, and started blossoming all over. Then we re-potted it, using some citrus soil and one of those self watering pots. I ...
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Heavy sap weeping at base of stone fruit tree

Location: Phoenix, AZ I have a 3-in-1 pluot that was grafted onto Citation Hybrid root stock. (i.e. the image shows the root stock.) Around 2 months ago (~ 1st July) it started weeping sap at the ...
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Indoor gardening with rockwool

So, I decided to do research on using rock-wool for my indoor panting needs, rather than the potting soil I obtain from the local stores here. Reasons are 1. I have some rock-wool leftover after ...
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Identify this grass please

I recently planted tall fescue in the shaded, wet areas of my lawn (mostly around the patio) as the couch grass simply would not grow there. I noticed there was a fine, long, dark green clump grass ...
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What is the name of this flower

The plant is small, just about 4 inches tall, grow in my front yard, in Sydney Australia. the leaves are grass like and the little flower is quite fragrant. I just can't recall the name, can someone ...
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Deep watering: How much water are we talking?

How long and often must a lawn be watered to promote deep root growth throughout the warmer months? I live in South East Queensland and the summer temperatures range between 25-35 degrees Celsius. The ...
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Is 'fertilizer' considered FOOD for plants?

Plants seemed to have thrived for millions of years without any fertilizer being added. Why can't I just not use fertilizer?
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What are those black spots on my apples?

I've got two apple trees in the garden and all of their apples are covered in black spots What is this? They are quite different from those What causes black spots on my apples? Any idea how to ...
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What's causing these small black spots on my basil plant?

I have a basil plant in my flat which has recently developed some light patchy areas with small black spots. Can anyone tell me what is causing it? I occasionally use some left over Tomorite to feed ...
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What is this bean-like plant in a forest on Vancouver Island, British Columbia?

I found a plant near my house in Malahat on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. It seems to be some sort of bean. It is a vine and has pods that are about an inch long and the seeds are about 2 mm ...
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How and when to replant/move plants?

So, as a first-time gardener, I of course made tons of mistakes planning my flower beds. Terrible locations, didn't think things through right, etc. The worst is probably a hibiscus near the front of ...
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Is this a small Giant Hogweed plant?

It has white blotches on the stem and leaves. I don't see purple or hairs, but is it Giant Hogweed? It's in a bed next to my house.
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How do I dry Hydrangeas to preserve as much color as possible?

I have blue to purple hydrangeas and would like to dry them. I have tried hanging them upside down, standing in a vase, cutting and rinsing the stems then drying in a vase. Nothing seems to leave as ...
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Edible plants for very shady indoor location

The only location in my apartment where I can fit plants is a southwest facing window. However, the window is shaded for most of the afternoon by the heavy foliage of some alders, so it gets very ...
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Why isn't this vine blooming any more?

This vine (I don't know its name, if you can tell me, that'll be great) was blooming with yellow colored flowers when it was merely 9 feet long and was planted in a pot. But later, I planted it in the ...
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When should peaches be picked?

I recently discovered a peach tree at my office. It's right there, and started bearing fruit a few weeks back. Some peaches started falling off, so I picked a bunch to bring home before they fell. ...
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Would a rooting compound or hormone speed-up the rate at which sod roots in or improve the quality fo those roots?

I know that at the moment the sod it laid it needs to be watered till squishy - this would probably wash away any additive. But over the subsequent days a solution of either commercial or home-made ...
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How can I stop an urban fox from using my garden as its toilet?

I live in the UK, in an urban terraced street where all of the back gardens are next to each other with fairly low walls. Recently what I believe to be an urban fox has started using our lawn as its ...
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Jubilee blueberry's leaves are browning

I potted a Jubilee Blueberry plant 2 weeks ago. The leaves have started to brown this week. The same thing happened to my Spartan Blueberry plant. That one completely browned up and died. How do I ...
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What trees, shrubs or vines are most suited for pleaching?

The exact application would be to arch over a long dining table in a courtyard in eastern-most New York. The two rows of trees would need to span approximately 25' at a height of less than 15' or ...
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Filling gaps between alliums

At this time of year Thompson Morgan has a sale of 100 alliums for just under £6. I took the offer last year and have ordered 2 packs this year, so I have 200 allium bulbs to plant in the border. The ...
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What are the black spots on my paw paws and how do I treat them?

I have six paw paw trees, all of which were going fine, then almost all together started to develop these black spots on the leaves and fruit. It has progressively gotten worse, and caused most of ...
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What kind of tree is this?

I obtained this small tree from a friend. It has spiky, shiny leaves, soft to the touch, and delicate stems. New leaves are lime green, gradually darkening as they grow larger. Older leaves are broad ...
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Cucumber leaves turning white, dying, with yellowish powder

I have some cucumber plants (sorry, not sure which type), with a couple in a large, long pot, and one other in a small pot by itself. The plant in the small pot has a reasonably-sized cucumber, about ...
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Diseased roses: salvagable, or a danger to my other plants?

This poor potted rose bush (don't know the type) has just been getting worse and worse: Clearly a disease, but what? Can it be saved? I've already pruned 2 branches that had basically died, but ...
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Why are my tomatoes cracking and what can I do?

(Memphis, TN. Zone 7) First garden. I'm growing tomatoes in two parts of the yard. One gets more sun than the other: the partially-shaded area is producing well, but in the the sun-baked area they're ...
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What's this? Vine with heart-shaped foliage and green-to-black fruit (Identified: Creeping Cucumber)

New member, probably my first of many "what's this" type posts. I've just recently gotten into gardening and there are a lot of wild plants around my house which are just lovely, hoping to incorporate ...
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New backyard grass

I removed my pool and my backyard is also full of (small) weed. I was thinking or renting a rototiller, till the whole backyard. Level the whole yard (to fill up the pool hole). After I would buy nice ...
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Will foliar sprays affect bioavailability of nutrients in soil and vice versa?

Calcium nitrate is a nitrogen fertilizer that can also be used to give plants calcium. I've read that you shouldn't combine calcium nitrate with sulfates and certain kinds of phosphorus (I believe ...
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How can I convert a mulched bed to dirt, and should I?

We have several flower beds that are mulched. The problem with mulch is that if you buy it every year, it's quite expensive ($300-$500/year for us). And if you don't buy it every year, you get a lot ...
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How much calcium nitrate should I add to 32 fl. oz. of water?

I have some prilled Greenway Biotech calcium nitrate (15.5% nitrogen; 19% calcium) that I want to put in a 32 fluid ounce spray bottle to spray on the leaves of pepper and tomato plants, and such. If ...
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Cutting height of Cedar Hedges

Last September we planted a hedge about 200 feet long. We used white cedar and the trees were 9 - 10 feet tall. In mid-July my neighbour decided that they didn't care for it, so they chopped anywhere ...
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What is this plant with dark leaves and a red flower?

Can you name this plant which has quite dark leaves and a red flower:
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How to make Landscape Architecture design sketch like this?

I went to the Melbourne School of Design on OpenDay, I found theses beautiful Landscape Architecture design pictures. But I do not know how to create these pictures. Such as using what softwares, etc. ...
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Aerating with a garden fork: is it making the problem worse?

I would like to aerate my lawn but do not poses a lawn aerator. Would spiking the lawn with a garden fork be sufficient in aerating the soil or is it simply going to further compact the soil around ...
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Soil wetting compounds: are they effective?

Crystals, sprays, etc. Are soil wetting products effective to rejuvenate dry sections in a lawn? Any recommendations?
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Why doesn't my turf grow against the exterior wall?

My grass does not grow under the eve of the roof and against the brick wall even though the area receives full sun. Instead, a broadleaf grass intruder has taken over. What is causing this to happen? ...
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How can I stop my Ficus from dropping small pea-sized fruit?

My 30 year old, 20 foot tall outdoor Ficus drops fruit or seeds (pea size tan nut-like balls) in the summer. Is there any way to stop the production of these messy balls?
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What is the safest weed killer to use around a toddler?

I have a grass lawn, a vegetable garden, and a strawberry patch. The garden is in a raised bed, but no fabric under the soil or mulch on top. The strawberries were in a nice bed to themselves, but ...
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Garden tree seems “sick”

I have multiple of these trees and one of them seems "sick" - it barely has any leaves and there is some discoloration on it. Is there anything I can do to treat it or do I basically have to rip it ...
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Why are my Vinca and other potted plants wilting, despite following care instructions?

Some days ago I posted some doubts about my Vinca (probably a Catharansus rosea) because it started to look bad. After taking care of it as told, it kept getting worse. The same thing happened with ...
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Tomato cutting vs fruit products

My question is simple. If I cut off the non-flowering branches, will it force the plant to put more resources into the already growing fruits? More specifically, my tomato plant is growing beyond ...

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